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I really want to do both these races but Almere is my 'A' race.
Would doing a half just 4 weeks before be a wise move?
Or should I just HTFU and get on and do both?
Could you treat it as a training weekend or would you have to race it
Half IM 4 weeks out is not to bad for an IM raceDo both but do the half IM at IM pace
I'm very one paced!
Im yet to be convinced that even racing a half 3-4 weeks out will have any detrimental effect on a full. I know its an individual thing, depends how hard you push / how quick you recover but in my experience having done full distance 2 and 1 week ahead of another ive set my 1st and 3rd fastest times the in the subsequent events.Id like someone to present real evidence that a half 3 weeks out has any impact.Maybe if I was going to an age group place at the Ironman id think twice but otherwise I wouldnt worry.I guess the last thing to add is if its your first IM you may want to be more cautions and perhaps hold back a bit on the half (i.e. the run)
Hi gas-man - I'm off to Almere too!
I think that you should have plenty of time to recover between them.
Thanks everyone, decision made!
LMH great to hear of another pirate at Almere, see you in Sept.
Mark (my husband) will be there too so that will be at least three of us - maybe we can tempt some more.